L lives with her partner and their two young children and she suffers from significant mental health issues. L has unmanageable debt and is unable to repay the arrears upon the debt and wishes to apply for a Debt Relief Order. She is living in poor housing and about to be evicted. L wishes to apply for a Debt Relief Order to help her situation but is unable to afford the fee of £90.
J. is a young gentleman who is on benefits and suffers from Aspergers. He has recently had his uninsured electric bike vandalised and left without a motor. He is devastated as it is the only form of transport that he is happy with. Please help this vulnerable man.
Our client needed to move due to his previous accommodation being in disrepair. He has shared parental responsibility for his autistic son and needs a bed and bedding so his son is able to stay over with his dad. Our client is on a low income benefit and is unable to purchase a bed and bedding. Please can ACTS 435 assist?
J is a single Mum of 2. Her youngest daughter has learning difficulties and diabetes. In order that she doesn’t need finger blood tests she has a scanner which is permanently in her arm and they use a device to send all the blood results to the doctor. In order to use the scanner she has to have a windows computer. If she does not get one she won’t qualify for the scanner. Because of her learning difficulties any less stress for her is really beneficial.
N is a vulnerable young man working with Christians Against Poverty. After leaving care he was put in supported housing and told all his bills were included, but when he left they then told him this was wrong and he had a lot of debt. He moved into a house share where one of the housemates didn't pay their way so his debt increased. He and his current housemate both have autism, dyslexia and mental health issues, and they support each other to manage. A debt relief order would help them both.
C needs our help. After major surgery she is determined to keep mobile, and independent, but needs a new vacuum cleaner as hers has finally broken down. With the help of a cleaner she will be able to cope better and her chance of remaining independent will be improved.
This Mum of 4 recently separated from her husband and is having to move home as she cannot afford the rent and does not have a guarantor. The family are facing huge debts and really struggling. Mum has fibromyalgia and is dealing with a great amount of stress which is impacting her mental health. She needs a wardrobe and 2 sets of draws to support her to get back on her feet, which she could purchase at a local furniture scheme.
H is single lady with severe mental and physical health problems from abuse she suffered as a child. She is a Christian in a local church in Hastings. It is her faith and the support of other Christians that have kept her going. She has been called in for an operation for a bleed on her brain and needs 4 weeks care support afterwards when she comes home, but her previous care support has been withdrawn (an appeal is in course). Her Church is providing financial help but she is £120 short still.
A got into debt after a shoulder injury that left her in huge pain and unable to move her arm. P moved in to care for her. The DWP wrongly stopped their benefits so they were unable to pay their rent and began receiving bailiff visits. A encountered Jesus and met a Christians Against Poverty debt coach at church, and they started to see a light at the end of the tunnel. She has had an operation and is no longer in pain.
A suffers from Anxiety, Autism and ADHD. She is having counselling sessions with Edify as she is not coping with the thought of a change of school in September. Her mother, who is a single parent, is funding the sessions so far but now needs extra help. At present the child is cared for under 2 Counselling organisations.
M has one child. She is disabled so receives Personal Independence Payment and Child Benefit. She had got into debt so she is working with Christians Against Poverty to learn to manage her limited income. The social housing she has been given has no carpets and she desperately needs one for her daughter's bedroom. Please can you help her?
We are working with a hearing impaired client who lives alone in private rented accommodation. His landlord has fitted smoke detectors, as required, but as these are alarms he would not be able to hear it if there was a fire due to his hearing impairment. We are seeking funding to purchase for him a suitable fire alarm with strobe light and vibrating pads and a carbon monoxide alarm similar. Any help towards ensuring this vulnerable gentleman is safe in his home would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
Mr C has recently moved house and had to give 4 weeks’ notice on his current property. Therefore, he had to cover the full rent himself on the new social housing property for 4 weeks as Universal Credit will only pay for one property. He needed to move to this supported housing association's property, as it is better suited to his health conditions. He has ankylosis spondylitis and arthralgia of the knee. With all these costs he is unable to afford to purchase a fridge freezer for his new property, and would be grateful for your help.
This client is a lone parent to a 5 year old who is still sleeping in a toddler bed. The client has learning disabilities and mental health needs, and she is pregnant with her second child (due November). The client is a care leaver and was in an abusive relationship with her daughters father (he is currently in prison). She is struggling with her low income from Income Support and Child Benefit and repaying a Budgeting loan used to buy essential items for her unfurnished property. She would be very grateful for your help to purchase a single bed for her 5 year old.
This request is for a washing machine for a family whose machine has broken down. The father has disabilities and cannot work, the mother works part time on flexible hours and so is on a low income. They have a 5 year old daughter.